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Man in his 20s due in court over fatal June hit-and-run

A 62-year-old cyclist was killed in the crash in Clontarf. The car involved failed to stay at the scene.

The junction of Clontarf Road and Howth Road.
The junction of Clontarf Road and Howth Road.
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A MAN IN his 20s is due in court this morning in connection with a fatal hit-and-run crash in Clontarf, north Dublin, on 30 June.

A 62-year-old cyclist was killed in the collision.

A man was arrested in connection with the incident on 7 July, and later released without charge with a file to be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

The crash

The man who died was struck by a car at around 6.30pm on the Clontarf Road at the junction with Howth Road near Fairview on 30 June.

Eyewitnesses described the car involved as a silver Volkswagen Golf.

It failed to remain at the scene. A similar car was recovered a short time later in Marino, and was seized for a forensic examination.

In a statement this morning, gardaí confirmed a man in his 20s was scheduled to appear at the Criminal Courts of Justice at Parkgate Street today.

Comments have been closed as the matter is before the courts.

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